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How to Prepare for Survival

It is imperative that everyone form healthy habits and know how to prepare for survival.

There are a number of potential natural disasters we all face, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, floods, severe storms and earthquakes.

Though we hope that these occurrences never happen, they are inevitable.prepare for survival

Prepare for Survival

It’s crucial we be prepared, during and immediately after a disaster. Emergency service personnel and government agencies cannot respond to our needs in many situations due to hampered mobility, communications, personnel and equipment.

Therefore it is essential that we establish a plan to be on our own for a minimum of three days. We may be without water, food, electricity, phone, and Internet service. It’s also highly important to have a disaster emergency kit available and up-to-date.


Survival Plan and Preparedness

Here are some suggestions and healthy habits that work on how to plan and prepare for survival:

  • Find out what disasters could happen in your vicinity; for instance hurricanes, floods, snow, etc.
  • What is your community’s warning signals—what do they sound like? Find out what radio stations will provide emergency information
  • Know your disaster plan at your job, your children’s school or daycare center
  • Create a disaster plan. Meet and discuss with all the people in your household why you need to have a disaster plan and what type of disaster you may encounter
  • Discuss your evacuation plan for members of your household, including pets
  • Determine your “safe rooms” in your home or workplace—rooms that will provide you and your family the best protection during an emergency
  • Have a “disaster supply kit”

Valuable Information for Preparing  and Planning

Ready.gov is a non-profit, governmental agency that provides all the necessary information you and your family and pets need in case of an emergency or disaster.

By visiting their website you can find all the necessary and recommended information to prepare and protect you and your family from the inevitable. They provide step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for survival.

About the author: George Zapo, CPH is certified in Public Health Promotion and Education (Kent State University). George focuses on providing informative articles promoting healthy behavior and lifestyles.

5 comments… add one
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  • Tina Bosela


    Great Article!

    After having a tornado come through our town, I wasn’t quite prepared. The information and links you provided are very helpful.

    This time I’ll be more prepared.

    Thanks again,


  • CHOI, Won-Sim

    Thanks George,

    It’s very helpful information. I will check my situation and prepare for emergency. Thanks again!

    • Dear CHOI, Won-Sim,

      Thank you!

      We are fortunate that you like this article and found it was very helpful.

      I hope, and I am determined to save lives.

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